When Anne Hathaway stepped onto the red carpet at the New York premiere of Les Miserables last week wearing bespoke Tom Ford boots made from vegan leather we thought it was a special occasion. But it turns out that custom footwear is becoming a regular part of the actress's wardrobe.
Fashionista has revealed that all of the shoes that Hathaway wore in Les Mis had to be specially made of non-animal products, in line with the actress’s diet.
‘[Hathaway]‘s vegan, so we couldn’t use any animal materials on the shoes for her character Fantine,’ costume designer Paco Delgado told the website. ‘We had to find very specific shoemakers to create lace-up boots and ankle boots.’
According to the website, Hathaway made the move from vegetarian to vegan after she filmed The Dark Knight Rises, in which she stars as Catwoman, after a binge of pizza and wine: ‘After I finished the rooftop fight, I ate four slices of pizza and split a bottle of red wine with my guy. I hadn’t eaten like that in months. I felt so ill. By the time the movie finished, I decided to give veganism a try.’
When she’s not wearing bespoke Tom Ford, Hathaway has begun to wear more of lifelong vegetarian Stella McCartney’s designs, which are only ever made with vegetarian fabrics, choosing a fringed dress to appear on David Letterman in the summer and vegetarian leather Stella shoes for two screenings last week. Perhaps Hathaway’s new diet will be the start of a stylish relationship? Watch this space...